Reno Hackathon attracts talent while raising technology awareness
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
More than 50 people took the challenge of staying up for 24 hours to code a new app at the 5th Annual Reno Hackathon.
Hosted by Microsoft and the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, the event aimed to bring together students, developers, entrepreneurs to turn an idea into reality.
Each prototype app would be judged on creativity, usability and sustainability, while using Microsoft's latest cutting-edge technology.
The Hackathon also brings technology awareness to our community.
"I think if you look at the Reno community now, we have more companies coming in. Switch is here; Tesla is coming in. You got all these tech companies coming into the area," said Microsoft Senior Customer Operations Manager Hareesh Achi. "The ecosystem in Reno is changing. I think we are moving are into the technology area. Being in proximity to Silicon Valley, I think we have that advantage."
People's Choice Award - Team Fate
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